Author Topic: Extreme weight loss canít control  (Read 160 times)

[Buddie]

Extreme weight loss canít control
« on: October 02, 2019, 06:04:44 pm »
Over six weeks weight loss muscle
Loss not in hot and cold canít regulate temp doc wants my white and red blood cells tested. Worry my body in attacking now itself with inflammation I feel so nothing today canít or care to hold a conversation why canít we do the simplest things like call in a grocery list or do laundry. Why canít I leave my bed or care about anything for
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[Buddie]

Re: Extreme weight loss canít control
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2019, 09:11:16 pm »
Oh, Mrtnzcruz, I'm so sorry.  I'm in the same boat.  I'm now skin and bones.  I'm 7 months out Valium. 

I've always been thin, and stand only 5'2", but now weigh only 38 kgs.   :-\  I've lost 10% of my body weight from when I last saw my doctor only 2 weeks ago.  He said it was 'significant', and has ordered a raft of tests.  He doesn't believe my benzo theory.  Oh well, what else is new. 

I believe it is withdrawal Mrtnzcruz, but will still have the tests done.  Rule all else out. 

I don't know what the mechanism is that causes it.  All I can do is get the tests done, and try to load the protein in the meantime. 

I feel for you Mrtnzcruz, as it is not just the weight loss, but all else you describe.  The grocery list, the laundry, the simple conversation, the caring, the back to bed.  The fatigue.

I'm adopting the position that if I need to rest, I will. 

Keep the faith Mrtnzcruz, and believe what we hear from others.  It won't always be like this, and we WILL get well. 

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[Buddie]

Re: Extreme weight loss canít control
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2019, 08:30:52 pm »
I too suffer from weight loss and muscle wasting. :-[  I am just now starting my taper.  Have been in tolerance withdrawal for years and did not know what was going on.  MANY tests and procedures later with no findings, I became benzo wise and realized what was going on.  >:(
My naturopathic provider and I were trying to stabilize my health issues and weight before tapering but I can't seem to stabilize so we started the taper today!
She started me on a medical grade protein shake so hopefully I won't keep dropping.

Hope we can find a way to gain!  I do try keeping active as much as I can, even if just walking to try to retain some of the muscle issues....

I'll be following, to see if we can come up with something!

Mrs. NO
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[Buddie]

Re: Extreme weight loss canít control
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2019, 08:38:25 pm »
I went through this too. It gets better. You are in the thick of it. You are tapering fast. Your signature says youíve gone from 1 mg daily of Ativan to .25 in just 7 or 8 weeks. I did a fast taper as well. It was brutal. I lost 45 lbs in 8 weeks.
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[Buddie]

Re: Extreme weight loss canít control
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 09:12:23 pm »
Yes Iím having a really bad day. I donít want to be home I donít want to be like this I super overwhelmed. My life is taken not just from me but my kids and spouse.  I am eating g as much as I can and still loosing Iím scared Iím fighting for my life daily      When will it stop.  Will I gain my muscle back or is that a thing   Not only that I concentration and cog fog. I can even think to put a grocery list together
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[Buddie]

Re: Extreme weight loss canít control
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2019, 09:22:49 pm »
I am eight months off. I regained 35 of the 45 lbs. Oddly, without any exercise except regular working the muscle came back. I used to lift weights. But I was about 180 before all this. I am now 165. My doctor did not like me being 180. I liked it but he says that I should be the weight I am now. I have regained most of my strength but am still waiting for my stamina. I used to do 20 miles in a day on a bicycle with ease. Now I struggle and suffer doing 7 miles. But 8 months ago I couldnít walk so Iíll take what I can get. Clearly I am recovering. Itís good you are eating. I couldnít eat at all. Them add to that I couldnít sleep or stop pacing because the nausea was so severe.
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